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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8700 on: November 15, 2013, 01:53:57 PM »
I need to find someone I can ask a pretty specific biology/female reproductive system/birth control question. It's not a medical advice at all, it's really a 'how it works' question or clarification. But I haven't had any luck yet and have no one around me who studied med or would know.
As it is I think someone could be a great obgyn and not know the answer so I don't think  every doctor would know, I'm not even sure if it's something to know or if it's the birth control manufacturers protecting their behind by stating it on their notice or if it's an urban legend never debunked or what.

That being said, does anyone here knows where (on line) I could ask this kind of question? Maybe a blog populated by doctors and smart people? Or someone from here maybe?

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« Reply #8701 on: November 15, 2013, 02:03:04 PM »
I need to find someone I can ask a pretty specific biology/female reproductive system/birth control question. It's not a medical advice at all, it's really a 'how it works' question or clarification. But I haven't had any luck yet and have no one around me who studied med or would know.
As it is I think someone could be a great obgyn and not know the answer so I don't think  every doctor would know, I'm not even sure if it's something to know or if it's the birth control manufacturers protecting their behind by stating it on their notice or if it's an urban legend never debunked or what.

That being said, does anyone here knows where (on line) I could ask this kind of question? Maybe a blog populated by doctors and smart people? Or someone from here maybe?

You've got me really curious!

I found this article about a couple of places to ask medical experts questions online, for free. Perhaps one of those would do the trick? http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-sites-medical-questions-answered-experts-free/

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« Reply #8702 on: November 15, 2013, 03:16:50 PM »
I need to find someone I can ask a pretty specific biology/female reproductive system/birth control question. It's not a medical advice at all, it's really a 'how it works' question or clarification. But I haven't had any luck yet and have no one around me who studied med or would know.
As it is I think someone could be a great obgyn and not know the answer so I don't think  every doctor would know, I'm not even sure if it's something to know or if it's the birth control manufacturers protecting their behind by stating it on their notice or if it's an urban legend never debunked or what.

That being said, does anyone here knows where (on line) I could ask this kind of question? Maybe a blog populated by doctors and smart people? Or someone from here maybe?

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« Reply #8703 on: November 15, 2013, 05:39:35 PM »
Don't underestimate your On/Gun.  That speciality tends to be experts in strange reproductive questions and urban legends.  If they don't know, try the health department.  They have heard it all.

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« Reply #8704 on: November 15, 2013, 06:59:43 PM »
I need to find someone I can ask a pretty specific biology/female reproductive system/birth control question. It's not a medical advice at all, it's really a 'how it works' question or clarification. But I haven't had any luck yet and have no one around me who studied med or would know.
As it is I think someone could be a great obgyn and not know the answer so I don't think  every doctor would know, I'm not even sure if it's something to know or if it's the birth control manufacturers protecting their behind by stating it on their notice or if it's an urban legend never debunked or what.

That being said, does anyone here knows where (on line) I could ask this kind of question? Maybe a blog populated by doctors and smart people? Or someone from here maybe?

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« Reply #8705 on: November 19, 2013, 05:41:34 PM »
Errr . . . what's the best way to get crayon off a TV screen?  Hypothetically, of course?  A damp paper towel seems to have done pretty well, and luckily it was yellow crayon so it's not too noticeable, but it's still pretty obvious when the TV is off.  I'm hesitant to use a magic eraser or other chemicals for fear I'll damage the screen.

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« Reply #8706 on: November 19, 2013, 05:48:28 PM »
Definitely don't try a magic eraser, it will damage the screen for sure.

Have you tried a little baby oil on a cotton ball?

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« Reply #8707 on: November 19, 2013, 06:02:54 PM »
Have you tried cleaning it with the TV on? So that it might warm up a bit and be easier to wipe off (and if your tv doesn't heat up [do tv heat up? I haven't been near one in ages] maybe a quick blast of hair dryer).
It might start leaving a bit of oily residue but softly and slowly wipping with a paper towel or cloth will help.

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« Reply #8708 on: November 20, 2013, 05:34:14 AM »
I have a question about TB vaccination scars.

Where I live (third world country), everyone has a TB vaccination when they are about 7ish or so, and it tends to develop into a huge absess that scars very distinctly and visibly.

http://www.sciencephoto.com/image/476203/350wm/C0141852-BCG_vaccination_scar-SPL.jpg

Every person I know who has grown up here (and in nearby countries) has a large circular scar on their upper arm from it. I was wondering, do first world countries have the same vaccinations and associated scars on their arms? I've never seen them on the arms of actors or actresses from the US, so I'm guessing it's not done there?
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« Reply #8709 on: November 20, 2013, 05:52:37 AM »
About the tb vaccinations, we were given them in high school, around age 14 or 15 I think.

That was in Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory in the 1980s. No idea if they did it anywhere else in Oz or even if they still do.

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« Reply #8710 on: November 20, 2013, 05:54:30 AM »
In Australia TB isn't on the standard vaccination schedule, you only get it if you need it to travel to certain countries where there is a TB risk. I suspect places like the US and UK do the same thing.

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« Reply #8711 on: November 20, 2013, 06:16:15 AM »
I have a question about TB vaccination scars.

Where I live (third world country), everyone has a TB vaccination when they are about 7ish or so, and it tends to develop into a huge absess that scars very distinctly and visibly.

http://www.sciencephoto.com/image/476203/350wm/C0141852-BCG_vaccination_scar-SPL.jpg

Every person I know who has grown up here (and in nearby countries) has a large circular scar on their upper arm from it. I was wondering, do first world countries have the same vaccinations and associated scars on their arms? I've never seen them on the arms of actors or actresses from the US, so I'm guessing it's not done there?

I always thought that scar was from  the small pox vaccination.  Hmmm, learned something new.

I do not have it, but I am not allowed vaccinations due to my crazy, severe reactions to them...not even a flu shot.  I don't know many people my age, mid 30s, that do have it, but most of the older generation I know does.

If an actor or actress does have a scar, I can only assume it gets covered up or taken out during editing.
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« Reply #8712 on: November 20, 2013, 06:16:35 AM »
I don't think TB vaccinations have been given in the U.S. since the early 1970's.  or is that smallpox vaccine?  I can't remember.  In any case, I know that arm scar, and know that the causative vaccine has not been given in maybe 40 years.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8713 on: November 20, 2013, 06:32:03 AM »
I have a question about TB vaccination scars.

Where I live (third world country), everyone has a TB vaccination when they are about 7ish or so, and it tends to develop into a huge absess that scars very distinctly and visibly.

http://www.sciencephoto.com/image/476203/350wm/C0141852-BCG_vaccination_scar-SPL.jpg

Every person I know who has grown up here (and in nearby countries) has a large circular scar on their upper arm from it. I was wondering, do first world countries have the same vaccinations and associated scars on their arms? I've never seen them on the arms of actors or actresses from the US, so I'm guessing it's not done there?

I always thought that scar was from  the small pox vaccination.  Hmmm, learned something new.

I do not have it, but I am not allowed vaccinations due to my crazy, severe reactions to them...not even a flu shot.  I don't know many people my age, mid 30s, that do have it, but most of the older generation I know does.

If an actor or actress does have a scar, I can only assume it gets covered up or taken out during editing.

I've been doing some research on vaccincation scars (translation: googling).  ;D

It seems the scars in the US are for small pox (and they stopped being given a couple of decades ago, so they're rarer and seen more on adults), but the scars where I live are from TB vaccinations and are still ongoing vaccinations, so everyone has them.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8714 on: November 20, 2013, 06:34:36 AM »
I don't think TB vaccinations have been given in the U.S. since the early 1970's.  or is that smallpox vaccine?  I can't remember.  In any case, I know that arm scar, and know that the causative vaccine has not been given in maybe 40 years.

Smallpox vaccine. Smallpox has been eradicated in the wild; the last case was in 1977.